22/10/2019 10:30 am 11:30 am
Learning Centre, Heritage Quay,
University of Huddersfield
This event is free to attend.
by Mr Chris Dean, Head of Programme Delivery, Moors for the Future Partnership
The moorland above Huddersfield provides a dramatic backdrop to the town, yet its roots in this upland landscape run far deeper. Huddersfield and other towns of the Northern Powerhouse have a long and intrinsic association with the moors. For centuries, we’ve relied on the winds and rains of this landscape to provide us with clean air, drinking water and much more.
In good condition, the moorland environment has the potential to reduce the risk of flooding and can make a massive contribution in removing carbon dioxide from the air we breathe.
One of the easiest things we can do to benefit both the planet and people, is put the blanket bog landscape of Huddersfield into good ecological condition. Let’s just get on and do it!
This talk is part of the Our Holme River Festival. Other events on the day include:
Mr Chris Dean, Head of Programme Delivery, Moors for the Future Partnership
Chris has an MSc in Countryside Management and has worked in countryside management for more than four decades. Over the years, Chris has worked for the Countryside Agency and Calderdale Countryside service, among others.
Since 2002 Chris has led the Moors for the Future Partnership (MFFP) team in the Peak District and South Pennines. To date, the organisation has raised £35 million to restore, what is an environmental catastrophe of degradation across this blanket bog landscape. The Partnership is presently delivering the largest LIFE programme grant ever awarded to a UK conservation project.